The fight for the title of absolute world heavyweight champion between WBO, WBA and IBF champion Ukrainian Alexander Usik and WBC belt holder British Tyson Fury will not take place on December 23, as previously announced.
Despite the officially announced date, the long-awaited superfight is postponed again, and the exhibition fight of the Gypsy King with Francis Ngannou is to blame for this, during which the Briton was knocked down.
“The fight with Usyk will not take place in December, since Tyson will not be ready to fight by then., – the YouTube channel Boxing King Media quotes the words of British promoter Frank Warren. – After all, he had a much tougher fight against Ngannou than expected, and he needs time to recover. And also time for a new training camp. If the fight is held in December, he will only have five to six weeks to prepare. So this fight definitely won’t happen in December.“
Let us note that in the fight with Ngannou, which was supposed to be an easy “walk” for Fury, the British team and the boxer himself stated everywhere that the unification fight with Usyk should take place on December 23, according to the signed contract, and if the contract is violated. , then they threatened the Ukrainian with court. And now this is how it all came back…
Tyson Fury before his fight with Ngannou “Usyk has to fight me in Dec, I have no honor. He signed the contract, so if he no, not breached contract and he gets sued” (@SkySportsBoxing)
Oleksandr Usyk after Fury Ngannou “You have an agreement that you would like to fight… pic.twitter.com/uwKaCo7Xub
– EverythingBoxing (@EverythingBoxi2) October 29, 2023
By the way, despite numerous indignant comments that Fury was unfairly awarded victory in the fight with Ngannou, Usyk agrees with the judges’ decision. “I scored the rounds 7:3 in favor of Tyson. This is taking into account the knockdown“,” a Ukrainian who was present at the fight in Riyadh shared with the source.
Earlier, FACTS reported that Usik met with Fury in Saudi Arabia and picked up his future rival.
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